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Jessica Hecht and Tony Shalhoub to Read ABOUT ALICE at The New Yorker Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The New Yorker Festival will present a Theatre for a New Audience production of a reading of the new two-character play About Alice that Calvin Trillin adapted from his memoir about his late wife, the educator Alice Stewart Trillin. About Alice, with Jessica Hecht as Alice and Tony Shalhoub as Calvin and directed by Leonard Foglia, will be heard one night only at the Directors Guild Theatre, 110 West 57th Street, Saturday, October 8, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Tony Winner Kenny Leon Set for Q&A at Spelman College Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Spelman College and True Colors Theatre Company have announced a conversation with Tony Award-winning Director Kenny Leon this evening, September 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Baldwin Burroughs Theater at Spelman College. (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: Belmont University's LEXIE McENTIRE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 27, 2016

Which brings us to this year's first installment of our popular feature/interview series, Collegiate Theatrics, featuring Belmont University sophomore Mary-Alexis McEntire, who is perhaps better known to friends, family and fans as Lexie McEntire. The Fairfax, Virginia, native is in the initial throes of her second year at the school - known widely for its theater and dance and musical theatre programs - as another young artist in a long line of Belmont students (then and now) making their names known on stages all over the globe. (more...)

Tony Winner Kenny Leon Set for Q&A at Spelman College
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Spelman College and True Colors Theatre Company have announced a conversation with Tony Award-winning Director Kenny Leon the evening of September 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Baldwin Burroughs Theater at Spelman College. (more...)

Jessica Hecht and Tony Shalhoub to Read ABOUT ALICE at The New Yorker Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

The New Yorker Festival will present a Theatre for a New Audience production of a reading of the new two-character play About Alice that Calvin Trillin adapted from his memoir about his late wife, the educator Alice Stewart Trillin. About Alice, with Jessica Hecht as Alice and Tony Shalhoub as Calvin and directed by Leonard Foglia, will be heard one night only at the Directors Guild Theatre, 110 West 57th Street, Today, October 8, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Austin (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for Bush & Shaffer's New Musical TROUBADOUR at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Atlanta's Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre has announced the cast and creative team behind its upcoming world premiere musical, Troubadour, by playwright Janece Shaffer (The Geller Girls, Broke) with original music by Grammy Award-winning recording artist Kristian Bush. (more...)

BWW Review: Charming Yet Meaningful THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO From Paradox Players
by Frank Benge - Oct 24, 2016

Alfred Uhry's second play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, is a Tony award winner for Best Play that is another exploration into the lives of Jewish southerners. Uhry first introduced this society in his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy. The setting and plot was developed from his own experiences growing up in a southern Jewish family, as well as from stories he heard as a child. The Ballyhoo of the title is a sort of German-Jewish debutante ball. At heart a humorous look back at a time long gone, the play is also an exploration of Jewish identity and the power of prejudice inflicted on Jews by other Jews. Uhry has deftly interwoven this theme into his story of the privileged world of the Levy / Freitag families. The Levy / Freitag families live in a big home in one of Atlanta's finest neighborhoods. They belong to an elite country club. Their daughters attend prestigious private schools. Even a Christmas tree in their window, however, doesn't change the fact that they are Jews living in a mostly Christian society. German-Jews such as the Levys and Freitags look down on "the other kind", which are the Eastern European Jews. While exploring the self hatred and class consciousness of anti-Semitism, Uhry's serious message is beautifully wrapped in witty banter, comedic moments, and colorfully comedic characters and characterizations. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Austin (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre's Off the Shelf Presents LIT ALOUD An Evening With Authors and Actores
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Tacoma Little Theatre invites you to an evening with three South Sound authors as they introduce dramatic readings from their diverse bodies of work.  Tickets for the September 22, 2016 performance at 7:30pm are $10.00 for non TLT Members, and FREE for those who are members. Tickets may be purchased online at www.tacomalittletheatre.com, or by calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Religious tolerance gets an intra-ethnic twist in the Bergen County Players production of "The Last Night of Ballyhoo." Written by playwright Alfred Uhry, of "Driving Miss Daisy" fame, Ballyhoo won the 1997 Tony Award for best play. This production, directed by Carol Fisher, starts its run on Saturday, October 22, ending on Saturday, November 12. Curtain goes up for Friday and Saturday performances at 8 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2 pm. It will be presented at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. (more...)

Alliance Will Be Renamed the Coca-Cola Stage Following Renovation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Alliance Theatre announced today that it will name its main stage the Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre following its upcoming renovation. The name recognizes a major contribution from The Coca-Cola Company to the Woodruff Arts Center's Transformation Campaign designated for the complete remodel of the Alliance Theatre's facility, the first renovation in its 48 year history.  (more...)

BWW Review: Belmont University's Soul-Stirring PARADE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 19, 2016

As challenging a work of theatrical artistry that you could possibly conceive of, Parade affords BUMT students a sublime opportunity in pursuit of excellence in a production that vociferously demands to be seen and experienced. It is one of the year's best musicals in a Nashville theatrical season that has boasted one after another significant stage triumphs, with two leading performances that are stunning in their complexity and passionate delivery. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that acclaimed Director Kenny Leon will be honored with the distinguished 2016-2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award for the outstanding artistry and creativity of his forty-year (and counting) career. (more...)

Alliance to Premiere Beloved Children's Story, THE DANCING GRANNY
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Alliance Theatre has announce its upcoming world premiere production, The Dancing Granny. Based on the children's book by Newbery Honor winner Ashley Bryan, The Dancing Granny comes to life with exciting music and movement in this family-friendly, one-act production, at three locations June 10 - July 16, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor and Celia Weston Get Cozy with Flamingos for MARVIN'S ROOM on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. Janeane Garofalo will star as 'Lee' in her Broadway debut; Lili Taylor will star as 'Bessie' and Celia Weston will star as 'Ruth.' Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars in character! (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Musical PARADE Comes to Chance Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of PARADE, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. PARADE will preview from June 30 through July 7; regular performances will begin July 8 and continue through July 30 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Mosaic Announces Full 2017 VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents the culmination of its expansive and hugely successful second season with the 2017 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival. This year's festival is of particular resonance in this 50th year since the Six Day War and the start of The Occupation, and focuses on two taut dramas about the lives, circumstances, and humanity of Palestinians in Israel and Gaza. (more...)

Christopher Jackson, Condola Rashad, and More Set for SDCF's MR. ABBOTT Award Ceremony Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces talent for the star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala at espace in New York City on March 27. (more...)

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre to Host Town Hall on Importance of Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre hosts a town hall meeting on the importance of theatre in our community on Thursday March 16 at 7 PM at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center. (more...)

Florida Rep Announces 20th Anniversary Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre has just announced its 2017-2018 Season - its 20th Anniversary - in the Historic Arcade Theatre and ArtStage Studio Theatre. Sept. 19, 2017 to May 6, 2018, the season will open two weeks earlier than previous years and includes A.R. Gurney's comedy about a street-smart pooch, 'Sylvia', a Tony-winning musical, multiple comedies, an American classic, a world-premiere, and new Cole Porter revue! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/3; THE ELEPHANT MAN in Nashville, La Jolla's FREAKY FRIDAY and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA in Boston, LITTLE WOMEN in Seattle, FREAKY FRIDAY in San Diego and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, and Celia Weston to Star in MARVIN'S ROOM at Roundabout Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces the stars of the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny Leon
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted its star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon at espace in New York City yesterday, March 27. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the cocktail party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at King Avenue Players' THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 23, 2017

King Avenue Players proudly presents 'The Last Night of Ballyhoo' in the sanctuary of King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave., Columbus, OH on Thursday, March 23, Friday, March 24, Saturday, March 25 at 7:30pm. There will be a 3:00pm matinee on Sunday, March 26. Childcare will be provided during the Friday evening and Sunday afternoon performances. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is encouraged. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Relive the Past Performances of the Cast of THE PRICE
by Danielle Ashley - Mar 18, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. In anticipation of opening night, get to know more about the cast! (more...)

Family and Furniture! Meet the Full Cast of THE PRICE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 16, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company welcomes Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney, opening officially tonight, March 16, 2017. This is a limited engagement through May 7, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). Scroll down to meet the company and watch interviews with the quartet in rehearsal! (more...)

SOTTO VOCE, ROZ AND RAY and More Set for Theater J's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Theater J, the nation's pre-eminent professional Jewish theater, announces its 2017-2018 season, comprised of six diverse plays, including one world premiere and two regional premieres.  Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr has selected works by Jonathan Safran Foer, Alfred Uhry, Nilo Cruz, Mark St. Germain, Karen Hartman and Lindsay Joelle, as well as a stellar line-up of directors and actors. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Gets Five Cents of Advice from 'Little Known Facts' Host Ilana Levine
by Broadwaysted - Mar 14, 2017

'The Doctor is In' this week as we get Broadwaysted with actress and podcast buddy Ilana Levine! The crew is pouring out cider and red wine as we discuss our favorite kinds of apples and how cute it would be if a shark gave you a hickey. Ilana spills about her amazing experience with YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN and the different ways she and her fellow cast members warmed up. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor and Celia Weston in MARVIN'S ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. Janeane Garofalo will star as 'Lee' in her Broadway debut; Lili Taylor will star as 'Bessie' and Celia Weston will star as 'Ruth.' BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/8; DAMN YANKEES in Pittsburgh, WEST SIDE STORY in Portland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 8, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Pittsburgh, Portland, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include DAMN YANKEES at Pittsburgh CLO, WEST SIDE STORY in Portland, and THE BROTHERS SIZE in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Chat With Bay Street Theatre's Scott Schwartz
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 7, 2016

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BWW Review: Bay Street's THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 7, 2016

The Bay Street Theatre's dazzling 25th season continues with a wonderful production of Alfred Uhry's enthralling Tony winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo. This thrilling show, running through July 24th, truly has something for everybody. It has laughter, drama, it is cerebral, and enlightens you. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO Opens at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Bay Street Theater's The Last Night of Ballyhoo, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz, opened this past week. Bay Street Theater has also announced a special talkback on Tuesday, July 19, with guest speaker -- Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman of The Jewish Center of the Hamptons. The production runs now through July 24.  (more...)

VIDEO: So You Think You Can Bottle Dance? Take FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Tutorial
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's bottle dance during the first act's climactic wedding scene has become one of Broadway's most iconic dance moments. (more...)

Bergen County Players Announces 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Bergen County Players, the New Jersey Association of Community Theater's "2015 Community Theater of the Year", is proud to announce its 84th consecutive season, running from September 2016 to June 2017. From an entertaining musical to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. As audiences have been anxiously anticipating, the new season kicks off with the Tony Award winning musical, Cabaret. Donors who make a tax-deductible contribution of $85 now have early access for tickets to Cabaret and the rest of the 2016-17 season by ordering online at www.bcplayers.org. Ticket sales to non-donors will begin on August 10th via online or by phone at 201-261-4200. The box office, located at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, NJ, will then open on Thursday, August 18th for walk up and phone sales. Special discounts for groups of 20 or more are also available by calling the box office number (extension 6) or by emailing groups@bcplayers.org. (more...)

VIDEO: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Michael C. Bernardi, Alexandra Silber, George Psomas Look Up Their Immigrant Ancestors at Ellis Island
by Michael Dale - Jul 1, 2016

Three cast members of the hit Broadway revival visit the landmark where so many refugees took their first steps in America. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE NOISY NEIGHBORS OR IL CAMPIELLO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Different Stages continues its 2016 - 2017 season with Carlo Goldoni's The Noisy Neighbors or Il Campiello. Written for the Venetian Carnival of 1756, Goldoni's comedy recounts the matrimonial scheming, gossip, and games enlivening the daily activity of a bustling but poor Venetian piazza where pandemonium reigns. The commedia-inspired play centers on four scrappy, hard-working, hard-playing families whose daily lives on a small square are interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious wealthy stranger during Carnival.  (more...)

Bush & Shaffer's New Musical TROUBADOUR Begins Tonight at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Atlanta's Tony Award winning ALLIANCE THEATRE presents the world premiere musical, Troubadour, by playwright Janece Shaffer (The Geller Girls, Broke) with original music by Grammy Award-winning recording artist Kristian Bush. (more...)

Starry PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Opens Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Old Globe presents a revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Giles Davies, David Jenkins and More Lead CLOUD 9 at Jobsite Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

Jobsite Theatre is excited to announce complete casting for Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9, closing our season this July! The show goes into rehearsal in June.  Immediately next up is Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara in March (casting already announced and going into rehearsal on Feb. 6) and then Israel Horovitz's Gloucester Blue (still in casting). (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

John Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces Robert Greenblatt, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning producer and Chairman of NBC Entertainment (The Wiz LIVE! and Hairpsray LIVE!), and John Stamos, star of stage and screen (Full House), as honorary co-chairs, and Neil Meron and Craig Zadan of Storyline Entertainment - Zadan/Meron Productions (Chicago, Hairpsray LIVE!) as co-chairs of the 2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon. (more...)

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Montreal Premiere September 11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Segal Centre proudly presents My Name Is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner, directed by Steven Schipper. Based on the popular Chaim Potok novel of the same name, My Name Is Asher Lev tells the story of a young Hasidic man with a passion for painting that threatens to tear his family and community apart. The 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play, Asher Lev makes its Montreal premiere on the Segal stage for three weeks only, September 11 through October 2, before heading to theRoyal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg from October 12 to 29. (more...)

Breaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced the stars of the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)


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CABARET Joins Florida Rep's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce Kander and Ebb's 12-time Tony Award-winning musical, 'Cabaret' as part of its 20th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Brian Childers and Amanda Keane Stack to Return to Queens in SOMEONE ELSE'S STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Sunnyside Concert Series presents Helen Hayes Award Winner Brian Childers and performer Amanda Keane-Stack who return to queens in a new concert entitled 'Someone Else's Story'. (more...)

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